Medications

There are medications for just about anything, whether it's a headache or something more serious. Get informed about prescription and over-the-counter drugs and medicine.


Following more than 200 reports of strange behavior in minors taking Tamiflu, including 15 deaths, the FDA has made an addition to the drug's warning label.

Prescription drug costs are out of control. But you, as a consumer, don't have to just sit back and pay them or, worse, forgo proper medical treatment. Learn how to pay less for prescription drugs.

An unexpected allergic reaction to a drug is rare, but the symptoms can be severe. Effects can range from skin rashes to hives to life-threatening reactions. The key is being informed.

OTC painkillers come with warnings that should be taken seriously. Learn about OTC painkillers warnings in this article.

Cardiovascular medications range from antianginals that pump more oxygen to the heart to vasodilators that widen blood vessels. Learn helpful information about some of the common categories for cardiovascular medications.

Medications for the ears and the eyes range from antibiotics and steroids for ear infections to beta blockers and carbonic anhydrate inhibitors for glaucoma. Read more information about how ear and eye prescription drugs work.

Few things are more uncomfortable than a gastrointestinal issue, whether it’s nausea, diarrhea, or an ulcer. Thankfully, there are a variety of medications designed to treat stomach and bowel problems. Learn more about gastrointestinal medications.

Hormones are substances that are produced and secreted to stimulate and regulate body functions. Hormone medications mimic the effects of naturally produced hormones. Learn about hormone medications, including oral contraceptives and anti-inflammatory drugs.

If you’ve ever been given an antibiotic, such as penicillin, to treat an infection, then you’ve taken an anti-infective medication. This category of drugs also includes antivirals and vaccines. Learn about how anti-infective medications work.

Central nervous system medications are used to treat the effects of a wide variety of medical conditions and diseases, including Alzheimer’s disease, depression, and Parkinson’s disease. Learn more about how these medications work.

Whether your problem is as minor as a cough or as serious as an asthma attack, the drug likely prescribed for you will fall under the category of respiratory medications. Learn how these medications work.

Some antiviral prescription drugs can lessen the severity and cut the duration of the flu as well as prevent infection if you've been exposed. Tamiflu is one of the most commonly prescribed drugs. Learn how Tamiflu works, how you take it and whether

If you are taking medications and are prescribed more medicine for an ailment it is beneficial to know if they can be mixed. Learn more about avoiding dangerous medicine mix-ups in this article.

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Can the old saying, an aspirin a day keeps the doctor away, be really true? Learn more about aspirin and why it is prescribed to prevent or manage an ailment.

If you suffer from headaches, heart disease, rheumatism, or cancer, aspirin could help alleviate your pain. Check out the history and common uses of aspirin.

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There are many types of medications used to treat high blood pressure. Learn more about what drugs are available.

The threat of anthrax as a biological weapon has become a real concern for everyone. Ciprofloxacin is a drug used to treat people exposed to anthrax. Learn how this medicine works against the anthrax bacteria.

According to a National Survey on Drug Use and Health, roughly 2.8 million people aged 12 or older had illegally used the prescription drug OxyContin at least once. Find out about this controversial drug.

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Medications are put into the body in various ways. Why are some injected and others taken in pill form?

With prescription drugs advertised on TV all the time now, do you ever wonder how they come up with the names for new drugs?